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Wood Look Tiles for the Long Haul: Porcelain’s Advantage for Commercial Spaces

Who doesn’t love the look of a beautiful hardwood floor? Whether it’s rugged, reclaimed wood, or a showstopping, exquisite rare hardwood, wood floors are undeniably attractive and desirable in many applications. But is real wood flooring what you really want for a demanding commercial environment that must stand up to hundreds, if not thousands, of footsteps daily, wear from rolling carts and dollies, excessive dirt, spills, and worse?

Authentic wood floors are lovely, but they’re difficult to maintain, especially in commercial settings. Real wood is easily damaged by foot and rolling traffic and requires careful maintenance to keep up the ‘wow’ factor. These floors need specialist know-how, products, and equipment to keep looking their best – all of which come at a price, not to mention the inconvenience.

Enter porcelain wood-look tiles — they are a boon to commercial environments where the look of wood flooring is desired. Wood-look porcelain is sustainable, incredibly durable, and extremely easy to maintain. Then there are the health and wellness benefits: because porcelain tile is non-porous and impermeable, it is sanitary, resisting germs and mold like no other.

Add to all those winning characteristics the stunning looks now available (thanks to the leaps and bounds made in print technology in recent years, the increase in plank sizes, and the wood-like textures that were added along the way), and the choice of wood-look over real wood for a commercial environment is practically a no-brainer. With all the fabulous options available, you definitely do not have to trade high style for practical flooring that can take a beating. You can have both thanks to the versatility of porcelain.

When it comes to authentic, artistic, and unique wood-look tiles, GIO’s got you covered. Our selections capture wood’s appearance in a range of interpretations that will meet your demanding specification requirements as well as complement any design style. All of these tiles will continue looking great for the long haul and hold their own against countless assaults from foot traffic, sunlight, moisture, and even bleach. Click here to see all the wood-look porcelain tile styles we offer.


GIO is your gateway to beautifully designed, strategically selected collections of floor and wall tile sure to fit your demanding specification requirements and unique style. We look forward to working with you!




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